Applications for MVP Action Grants are CLOSED. Next round expected to open in Spring 2022.
The MVP Action Grant offers financial resources to municipalities that are seeking to advance priority climate adaptation actions to address climate change impacts resulting from extreme weather, sea level rise, inland and coastal flooding, severe heat, and other climate impacts.
Responses to the RFR may be submitted by municipalities who have received designation from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) as an MVP Community. All projects are required to provide monthly updates, project deliverables, and a brief project case study communicating lessons learned. The municipality is also required to match 25% of total project cost using cash or in-kind contributions. All proposals must include the following:
- Completed application - completed via online form, see RFR for details
- Project scope/budget
- MVP yearly progress report describing any relevant work toward advancing community priorities since earning MVP designation
- Statement of match
- Letters of support from landowner (if applicable), partners, and the public
- A "Design, Permitting, and Construction" attachment, if applicable
- Draft Town Meeting or City Council vote language for land acquisition projects, if applicable
- Climate Resilience Design Standards Tool attachment (optional)
The MVP program has 9 Core Principles that should be incorporated into MVP Action Grant applications.
- Learn More About MVP Action Grant Projects
- MVP Core Principles
- FY22 Funding Round Webinar
- FY22 MVP Action Grant Community Engagement Guidelines
- Climate Change Clearinghouse (resilientMA.org)
- MVP Action Grant Monthly Progress Report Template